What is Classical Education?Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. In the high school years, they learn to express themselves. This classical pattern is called the trivium.
about Summit Classical SchoolSummit Classical School is a public classical charter school opening in Clinton, SC in fall of 2019. Enrollment is now open for the 2019-2020 school year for 5K-2nd grades. We are opening with kindergarten through second grades and will add a grade each following year. We are taking applications for third graders to see if there is enough interest in a third-grade class. If there are sufficient third-grade applications, then we will ask The Charter Institute at Erskine, our sponsor, if we can add that to our charter. We will offer a classical education using the Core Knowledge curriculum.
Summit Has A Building!
Through the generosity of several donors, we have already secured a location. The building is in the heart of Clinton but is in need of renovations to be able to pass code as a school. Would you watch our story below and consider donating so that we can make classical education a reality in Clinton, SC? Thanks in advance for your support!
The Vision Was Born
Conversations about our children and the kind of education that we want for them is what sparked us to pursue starting a charter school. We all want a school that fits the needs of our children and the desires of our families. School choice is something that we feel is very important for parents. We have choices for everything else, why shouldn’t we have choices when it comes to our children’s education?
Location Is Secured
Through the generosity of several donors, we have already secured a location. The building is in the heart of Clinton but is in need of renovations to be able to pass code as a school. Would you watch our story below and consider donating so that we can make classical education a reality in Clinton, SC?
Windows Were Donated!
Through generous donations from the building owner and local families, we were able to install new energy efficient windows throughout the building. This is a huge improvement to the old broken windows that took up so much of the building. We are finishing up the windows in the next two months. Since replacing the windows, renovations have continued at the hands of local volunteers and families that want to see the school up and running again.
Official Status Granted
At its April 20, 2018 public board meeting, the Charter Institute at Erskine Board of Trustees voted to conditionally approve the Summit Classical Charter School Charter application. The School is proposed to open in July of 2019.
How Can You Help?
It takes a village to raise a child and we cannot do this alone. Enroll your child or donate today to help us bring classical education to our community!
News & Announcements
You have choices for everything else, why shouldn’t you have a choice in your child’s education? We want to inform you so that you can make the best choices for your family.
What is Classical Education? by Susan Wise Bauer Last updated June 3, 2009 Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced...
Charter schools are unique public schools that are allowed the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Because they are public schools, they are: • Open to all children; • Do not charge tuition;...
The Core Knowledge Curriculum Series™ provides comprehensive, content-rich learning materials based on the Core Knowledge Sequence. Student readers, teacher guides, activity books, and other materials are available for Language Arts and History and...
It takes a village to raise a child!
We have begun remodeling and have already replaced 75% of the broken windows as well as cleaned, painted, and fixed up much of the first floor. There is so much more to do and we need your help. The building needs a fire sprinkler system installed, refinishing of the hardwood floors, paint scraped, painting, more windows installed, air conditioning units in some classrooms, wheelchair access brought up to date, etc. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated and will ultimately help the children of this area receive a quality education.
Will you consider joining us to make this vision a reality?
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Summit Classical School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the school. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Principal of Summit Classical School.